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Palmetto Luna Arts’ mission is to foster an understanding of the Hispanic/Latino culture by promoting artistic creation and providing opportunities for cultural expression for the community in South Carolina.

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Palmetto Luna announces winners for COLORES Children's Drawing Contest 2014

COLORES Children’s Drawing Contest 2013 received an amazing 387 entries from Latino Children from different cities across the state. For the 2014 contest, Palmetto Luna Arts teamed up with EdVenture Children's Museum and the SC Arts Commission. The chosen theme for this year was “ME” and the call for submissions encouraged children to use their imagination and artistic skills to create a self-portrait.

See the winners of Colores 2014



Are you a latino artist living in SC? Call or send us an email to be included in our upcoming "SC Latino Artist Directory"

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¡FUERZA! at the Columbia Museum of Art Launches this year’s Latino Arts MESS

Palmetto Luna Arts is launching its Latino Arts MESS 2014 with their second art show at the Columbia Museum of Art. The exhibit ¡FUERZA! (Spanish for strength, force, and power). ¡Fuerza! is a Latino art show featuring 12 graphic novel-style panels. ¡Fuerza! visually explores the connections between domestic violence and the underrepresented minorities in the United States through the lenses of a cadre of Latino artists based in South Carolina.

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Winners of the IV Annual Latino Poetry Contest

Palmetto Luna Arts is announcing the winners of the IV Annual Latino Poetry Contest. The contest was designed for amateur writers and was open to all Hispanic/Latino individuals that live in South Carolina. The contest offered prizes in two categories: Adults and Under sixteen years old.

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El TRESome is a creative challenge, a unique art experience involving three Latino artists getting together for sixty minutes to create three different perspectives of a common theme.

During this challenge, the artists gather to choose a common theme, provide their input about the topic and then create an art piece in the allotted time.

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La Ropa Sucia (Dirty Laundry) Fotonovela. La Ropa Sucia is a fotonovela produced by ETV, in collaboration with Palmetto & Luna and the SC Humanities council, and designed to target both Hispanic and non-Hispanic teenagers; its purpose is to shed light on the issues facing the Hispanic community, such as racism, assimilation, and religious and sub-cultural division, as well as more universal issues such child abuse, domestic violence, addiction, and low self-esteem – issues that all teens may face. The project was conceived and directed by Marycruz Figueroa, a young woman of Mexican and Guatemalan descent, who was born in Aiken, South Carolina.

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Latino Arts MESS 2013: Latino Flash Film Festival Shorts at the Nickelodeon!

This Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:30pm, The Nickelodeon will be featuring "Voices from the Margin" the shorts videos produced by South Carolina Latino Youth during the LATINO VIDEO 48 HOURS FLASH FESTIVAL.

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